Haunted Places in Independence, California



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    Best Western Plus Frontier Motel

    Lone Pine, California

    16.5 miles from Independence, CA

    The bizarre apparition of a vanishing man in a cowboy hat has been seen in several rooms of the hotel in the early hours of morning. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Belshaw House - Cerro Gordo Ghost Town

    Independence, California

    29 miles from Independence, CA

    Built in 1868 and once the home of Mortimer Belshaw, one of California's Bullion Kings, the small house within the Cerro Gordo Ghost Town is believed to be haunted. The area is closed to visitors at this time.


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    Scotty's Castle

    Independence, California

    50 miles from Independence, CA

    This historic mansion was built for actor Walter Scott back in 1922, and when he passes away in 1954, he and his beloved dog were buried in the foothills behind the building. Workers claim to hear disembodied footsteps walking across the driveway at night, and claim to hear the barks ...


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    Dunlap Cemetery

    Dunlap, California

    52.1 miles from Independence, CA

    A number of spooky occurrences have been reported at this cemetery: Three tall shadow figures that stand near some oak trees, a chanting voice that seems to say "Leave us alone," cold spots near unmarked graves, and footsteps that seem to follow visitors.


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    Sequoia Dawn - Old TB Sanitarium

    Springville, California

    57.5 miles from Independence, CA

    Formerly an old TB Sanitarium, Sequoia Dawn Apartments are said to be haunted. At the nearby cemetery, a witness says something unseen pulled his hat off his head and disembodied voices were heard. Inside the apartments, folks have reported strange voices, cold spots, and the apparition of a woman in ...


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    The Springville Inn

    Springville, California

    57.7 miles from Independence, CA

    Four ghosts are believed to haunt the original structure around which the Springville Inn's modern amenities were built. Employees have cleverly named these ghosts "Little Girl", "Old Man". "Young Man" and "The Woman". It's a complete set! You are less likely to see the Old Man as ...


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    Skidoo

    Independence, California

    63.7 miles from Independence, CA

    Skidoo is just like Bodie or Calico in terms of its reputation as a classic American ghost town, and just like the others, it too has a reputation for the dead lurking around. A barkeeper named Joe "Hooch" Simpson was responsible for the murder of the town banker. Joe met ...


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    Fox Theater

    Visalia, California

    69 miles from Independence, CA

    The balcony at this historic theatre is supposed to be haunted. Visitors have reported feeling an eerie presence accompanied by a temperature drop, while others have sworn they've seen a figure sitting in the wings after closing hours when the building is empty. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    LJ Williams Community Theater

    Visalia, California

    69.4 miles from Independence, CA

    This 1930's theatre is usually used for school productions, and is reportedly haunted by actors and theatre patrons who loved the building so much that they refused to leave. Visitors have seen a pair of ghostly children in various parts of the building and a teenage girl who hanged ...


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    Cinema 1-2-3 Site

    Visalia, California

    71 miles from Independence, CA

    Three boys were usually seen here, all of which were transparent. One boy was apparently thrown off of the roof and sometimes, people would see a shadow being tossed off of the roof. The site has since been demolished, but the activity could possibly remain there. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hillman Healthcare Center

    Tulare, California

    76.1 miles from Independence, CA

    At Hillman Health Clinic, formerly Tulare County General Hospital, the elevator is said to run by itself, and heavy footsteps have been reported on the stairs.


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    Furnace Creek Inn and Resort

    DEATH VALLEY, California

    77.6 miles from Independence, CA

    The kitchen and dining room are reportedly haunted by a ghost that makes random banging sounds.


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    Del Rey Cemetery - Prairie Cemetery

    Del Rey, California

    78.7 miles from Independence, CA

    Shadowed figures, whispering voices, and a strange glowing headstone are among the mysterious things you may experience here.


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    Goldfield Hotel

    Goldfield, Nevada

    82 miles from Independence, CA

    TV's Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters and other programs have featured this historic hotel, which is said to be rich with paranormal activity.


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    Hanford Civic Auditorium

    Hanford, California

    86.6 miles from Independence, CA

    Built in 1924, this historic hall is said to be haunted by a few ghosts. Apparitions have been witnessed, including one man dressed in a 1940s suit and another who appears on the balcony as if watching a show. He applauds, then vanishes. And if you visit the men's restroom, ...


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    Bastille

    Hanford, California

    86.7 miles from Independence, CA

    The Bastille, circa 1897, was a prison until 1964 when the old ceiling caved in. More recently it contained restaurants and night clubs, and, according to rumor, a few haunts. At restaurant kitchens, pots and pans would move on their own, and employees often described a heavy presence or a ...


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    Irwin Street Inn

    Hanford, California

    86.7 miles from Independence, CA

    The former inn, now a restaurant, is said to be visited by at least three ghosts. Witnesses report apparitions in the dining room and on the second floor as well as slamming windows, moving bedsheets and lamps that come on and off.


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    Calvary Cemetery

    Hanford, California

    87 miles from Independence, CA

    At Calvary Cemetery, legend has it that an apparition of an elderly lady appears in a white dress, and a certain mausoleum opens itself up every Friday night.


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    Sierra Springs Lodge

    Oakhurst, California

    87.8 miles from Independence, CA

    The place was a pleasant place to stay, and the price for two nights was oddly $666. We're not very superstitious people so we didn't think much of other people mentioning the history the place has with witches and Native American spirits. The stay was comfortable, but there were some odd ...


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    Wawona Hotel and Restaurant

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    94.8 miles from Independence, CA

    The 1876 hotel and restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly airman, whose plane crashed on the grounds during the 1920's. Staff have reported seeing his apparition, dressed in a leather jacket, pilot’s cap, goggles, and a white silk scarf. The spirit appears to be mainly confined ...


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    Yosemite National Park

    Independence, California

    98.1 miles from Independence, CA

    Miwok Indians believed that an evil spirit named Po-ho-no would lure hikers near the edge of cliffs before pushing them off. The fallen hikers themselves are thought to be here. Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Ahwahnee Hotel

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    99.8 miles from Independence, CA

    People believe the 6th floor is haunted by the ghost of Mary Curry Tressider who died there in 1970. At the time, the sixth floor was converted living quarters where she had resided for many years. People believe to see her ghost roaming throughout the floor to this ...


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    Kozy Corner Deli and Coffee Bar

    Tonopah, Nevada

    102.3 miles from Independence, CA

    Food has been thrown by itself and the bell is said to ring itself. It is believed that the owner's father may be responsible. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Mizpah Hotel

    Tonopah, Nevada

    102.3 miles from Independence, CA

    The five-story Victorian Mizpah Hotel, built in 1907, is believed to be haunted by a few of the prostitutes from its early days. A Lady in Red may be the most famous, known to touch men's hair or brush against them. According to the stories told here, she was beaten ...


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    The Clown Motel

    Tonopah, Nevada

    102.4 miles from Independence, CA

    As if a clown themed motel wasn't scary enough, this motel is located right in front of an old cemetery. Guests not only feel intimidated because of the clown theme, but also because of a weird presence which they cannot see. EMF meters spike inside (despite no source of electromagnetic ...


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    Bodie State Historic Park

    Bridgeport, California

    107.1 miles from Independence, CA

    This onetime ghost town was turned into a preserved historic park in 1962 and is visited by about 200,000 people a year. The town has been preserved in its state of arrested decay, meaning the buildings are kept to look like a ghost town. It looks much like it did ...


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    Kern County Museum

    Bakersfield, California

    107.6 miles from Independence, CA

    Formerly the 1882 Norris School and now Kern County Museum, the place is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard the mysterious tapping of chalk on the blackboard.


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    Garces Memorial Circle

    Bakersfield, California

    108 miles from Independence, CA

    There is a statue in the circle, and locals say its hands move or it can be heard muttering prayers right before a major car accident takes place here.


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    The Green Hotel

    Shafter, California

    108 miles from Independence, CA

    The 1913 hotel is haunted by two spirits, believed to be linked with the past of the historic town. The first is a female ghost, perhaps the apparition of Marion Hitchcock, who has been observed parting the upstairs curtains and peering into the street. The second is a man ...


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    Central Park

    Bakersfield, California

    108.3 miles from Independence, CA

    The apparition of a woman in a flowing gown has been seen along the canal near dawn, believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered nearby. Her bones were discovered in the foundry across from the park with bullet holes in them.


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    Kern County Kids Shelter - Sinaloa Mexican

    Bakersfield, California

    108.4 miles from Independence, CA

    Once the Kern County Kids Shelter, the Mexican restaurant Sinaloa's 100-plue-year-old building is said to be a hotspot for paranormal activity. The feelings experienced here are generally good ones, reports say.


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    Club Paradise

    Bakersfield, California

    108.5 miles from Independence, CA

    At this former night club, folks say they have seen apparitions and objects that move on their own, and some reports say something unseen has locked employees in the storeroom from the outside. Customers inside also have been groped or pushed by something unseen.


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    The Padre Hotel

    Bakersfield, California

    108.8 miles from Independence, CA

    Believed to be haunted by people who died in a fire there decades ago, floor 7 is supposedly the hot spot of activity. Allegedly workers who were involved in a 2008 renovation reported numerous poltergeist/haunted activity including being touched, pushed and other sorts of mischief.


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    Bakersfield Californian Building

    Bakersfield, California

    108.8 miles from Independence, CA

    The old newspaper building is said to be haunted by a phantom German shepherd, a former security guard, and the paper's former editor.


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    Gaslight Melodrama Theatre and Music Hall

    Bakersfield, California

    110.8 miles from Independence, CA

    This former theater is said to be haunted by the former owner of a toy shop that this building once housed. The owner committed suicide here. Although haunting incidents don't occur as often now, in the 1980s props and stage settings were known to move by themselves and many witnesses ...


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